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J. M. SHERIER, Obaerver.
VOL. LIV. NO. 46
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1904. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DAY'S DEVELOPMENTS GO FAR TOWARD
CLEARING THE CHADWICK MYSTERY
Worthless Package in Hands of Iri Reynolds Wom
an's Sole Asset in Financial Operations.
HOLDER THOUSHT THE PAPER GENUINE
Staked Own Property and is
Apparently Forged to Notes Aggregat
Cleveland. Dec. 10. The Plain Deal
"When the contents of the myster
ious 'securities' held for Cassle Lb
Chadwlck by Irl Reynolds in the Wade
Park bank are revealed to the world
it will be found the signature of An
drew Carnegie has apparently been
forged no notes and other papers to
a total amount of Sl2.70.(MO.
Accrwit That Aattn.
"The securities held by. Reynolds, to
gether with those that were held b
the Citizens' National bank, of Oberlin
and have already been made public,
aggregate this amount, and all are be
lieved to hare been signed by the
Tain Her m AmL
"The securities consisting of a note
of S5.nOO.Ooo and a certificate of trus
teeship which states that Carnegie has
In his possession slocks and bonds
amounting to $7.5oo.w0 held by him in
trust for Mrs. Chadwlck. both bearing
the signature of Carnegie, have been
for the past three years the principal
Lasts on which Mrs. Chadwlck has bor
rowed sums which It Is conceded, run
tip to millions.
Hi Halaed Maar.
"And these same securities are the
rck which wrecked the Oberlin barA
and caused the ruin of hundreds of
families and losses to business men
almost without number. For It Is the
frankly expressed opinion of reputable
lawyers who have examined these pa
pers that they are not worth one cent.
Kvyaalaa One mt l.rra.
"Moreover there is bitter irony in
th fact that Iti Reynolds, who held
this' worthies paper so faltETully an.f
tenaciously for Mrs. Chadwlck and
who apparently believed In Its worth
so Implicitly, and through whom oth
ers were, perhaps Innocently, drawn
in the vortex of Mrs. Chadwick's oper
ations, should be himself one of the
heaviest losers. It is stated as a fact
that Reynolds loaned Mrs. Chadwlck
practically all the money he possessed.
His entanglements, however, do not
involve the Wade Park bank."
(aid ftmt tirt WMbmm.
Elyria. Ohio. Dec. 1ft. Because the
main witnesses In the Chadwick note
case couldn't be gotten here today the
grand Jury adjourned until Monday.
TELLS STORY THAT
IS HARO TO BELIEVE
Oberlin. O.. Dec. 10. The confes
sion of President Beckwith of the
wrecked Citizens' National bank, now
in possession of the federal authori
ties, is a story so startling with rela
tion to monumental transactions of
Mrs. Chadwick as to be almost un
believable. The unequivocal state
is made that the means by which Mrs.
Chadwick secured the Immense loans
was by a written promise delivered in
to the hands of the banker that the
Citizens' bank would be made the trus
tee of a I5.000.ooo estate which has
just been revealed to the world as an
Ta Tarn Over Jaly 1. 1SOX
The written promise delivered by
Mrs. Chadwlck to Beckwith was to
the effect that her afTairs would be
turned over, to the Oberlin bank July
1. 19u3. In consideration therefor
Beckwith and Cashier Spear were to
receive $1,000 each year for their trou
ble. In addition the bank was to be
given a bonus of HO.Ofto when the
loans had ail been paid back.
aUI Sa Waa Kla ta amele.
Mrs. Chadwlck calmed the fears
of her victims with the claim that she
was a relatives of Andrew Carnegie
The written confession of Beckwith
goes into details of the explanation
made by Mrs. Chadwlck as to the man
ner in which the estate was then being
tiandled. The Wade Park banking
company of Cleveland was used sim
ply as a depository for securities, ac
cording to the tale the woman made
the backers believe.
Trwlm Haa Katal.
The estate was said by Mrs. Chad
wick to be in the hands of three trus
tees, all New York men. The name
of one of them was given as William
Baldwin. Mrs. Chadwick said she
could not get hold of the money, ex
cept through Baldwin, whom the banV
nv N"ves to be a mythical per
sea. Baldwin attended to all bus'
ness of handling the interest from the
. bonds and turned it over to Mrs
Chadwick as it became due. The
Heavy LoserCarnegie's Name
bankers were told her yearly income
laaamca1 la Deanerntlon.
As to the indorsement of notes by
Beckwith and Spear, the story from
the banker goes on to relate, the notes
were Indorsed only in a desperate
chase for funds. He confessed he had
Intended to attempt to negotiate loans
upon the note but his nerve failed him.
The confession practically tells the
story of how the Oberlin bank had
been used as a clearing house for Mrs.
Boston, Dec. 10. In an Interview
today concerning the Chadwick case
Herbert D. Newton said:
"Now that Mrs. Chadwick has been
arrested I think that it is ray duty to
show up the whole miserable fabric
of falsehood that has been worked on
me and on several other people in the
country. What the total liabilities
may be I do not know but I do know
she could never have borrowed money
she did in the manner she did
without some one as an accomplice.
"How she worked that I am not
sure. I would like to have some one
tell me how it was the woman induced
Irl Reynolds to sign his name to the
list of securities and then have that
signature vouched for by one of the
most prominent ministers of Cleve
land. Saw Vaaeaer.
"That it was vouched for there was
no doubt. I saw the voucher and the
list of. securities that Mrs. Chadwick
was supposed to have deposited in the
Wart Park national -bank. - The list
securities was signed 1y IteynolJs
as being In his possession and his sig
nature was vouched for by Rev.
Charles A. Eaton."
Haa Her DM Jferve. .
New York, Dec. 10. Mrs. Chadwick
has sent word to Commissioner
Shields that she will not waive exam
ination before him as she had intend
ed but will resist the effort of the
federal authorities to take her to
Mrs. Chadwick bad another bad
turn at the Tombs this afternoon and
Learn a Parkagr la Ones.
She received a note today informing
her that the package held by Iri Rey
nolds, of Cleveland, had been opened
and found valueless. She read the
note carefully and with apparent in
terest, but refused to make any state
Cleveland. Ohio. Dec. 10. United
States Judge Wing, at present presid
ing over the circuit court in Toledo,
has signed an order for a special ses
sion of the federal grand jury, to
meet in this city next Wednesday for
the consideration of the Chadwick
Mar Pleat la Sfw York.
New York. Dec. 10. It is announced
semiofficially at the office of the fed
eral authorities early today that Mrs.
Chadwick would not waive examina
tion in the latest developments in
Cleveland, and would probably remain
here to fight out the case.
Xot Sa errona.
Mrs. Chadwick apparently had re
covered from the extreme nervousness
with which she had been suffering for
the past few days when she arose to
day in her cell in the tombs. The use
of a knife and fork for breakfast was
again denied her.
('art Anpnlala Reeelver.
Cleveland. Dec. 10. The common
pleas court today appointed H. W.
Bell, of Cleveland as a receiver on be
half of Banker Newton, of Brookline,
Mass.. in the latter's action against
HELD IN TRUST NOT
WORTH A DOLLAR
Cleveland.. O.. Dec. 10. The myster
ous bundle of securities held by Iri
Reynolds in trust for Mrs. Chadwick,
and which has been declared to con
tain securities to the value of $5,000.
000 and more, was opened yesterday,
according to a story printed here.
It is declared that while the face
value of the securities waa $ 5.000 ,00
the actual value is not one cent.
Irl Reynolds refuses to cither deny
or confirm this report.
The story of the $5,000,000 worth of
.(Continued on raff Three.)
Detroit, Dec. 10. Judge Donovan
today found Coroner John T. Hoff
man guilty of contempt of court for
having brought to the judge certaiu
alleged illegal vouchers and bills and
securing his signature to them, en
abling the coroner to collect alleged
illegal fees from the state. Sentence
was postponed until the 29th.
MAY SOLVE CASE
Arrest of Another Dentist for
Causing Death of Dr. Geb
hardtat New Ulm, Minn.
KERCHIEF FURNISHES CLEW
Found Soon After Tragedy Business
Rivalry Only Motive So Far
New Clm. Minn., Dec 10. Dr. G. R.
Koch, a dentist of this city, was ar
rested early last evening charged with
murder of Dr. L. A. Gebhardt, another
dentist, who was found murdered in
his office on the night of Nov. 1. Dr.
Koch is a prisoner in the county jail.
Preceding the arrest of Dr. Koch,
County Prosecuting Attorney Elmer
Herdale agreed to resign his office, as
the accused dentist is a relative by
marriage of Herdale's law partner.
Haadkerenlef a Clew.
Dr. Koch Is a native of New Ulm and
has practiced dentistry here for two
years, being a graduate of a Chicago
dental college. He is unmarried and
has "borne a good reputation. One of
tTftPTtewrt tTatrturaerirflp1cion toward
him was the finding in Dr. Gebhardt's
office after the murder a handkerchief
Waring the initials "G. R. K."
The only reason so far advanced for
connecting Dr. Koch with the murder
is that he might have entertained busi
ness jealous toward Dr.' Gebhardt.
WIELDS THE AX ON
A FEDERAL JUDGE
Roosevelt Decides B. F. Baker is Not
Vigorous Enough for His
Washington, Dec. 10. Judge Benja
min S. Baker, of New Mexico, has
been removed by the president as a
result of a series of complaints filed
with the president regarding affairs
in Bernalillo county. The president
decided a more vigorous and strict
judge was needed to remedy the evils
BANKER PERRY IS FREED
ON CHARGE OF ARSON
Unnecessary to Present Any Evidence
For Defense In Noted Chi--cago
Chicago. Dec. 10. Isaac N. Perry
is free. The arson case against the
former president of the National Bank
of North America was dismissed yes
terday by Justice Frank . Foster of
South Chicago at the close of two
days' arguments without the present
ing of a single witness for the efense.
ATTEMPT TO WRECK A TRAIN
Baltimore &. Ohio Express Escapes
Disaster by Chance.
Cumberland, Md., Dec. 10. An at
tempt was made yesterday to wreck
the Baltimore &. Ohio express which
leaves Cumberland at 3:0a p. m. A
big chain was found wrapped around
the westbound track near Connells-
ville shortly before the train was due
A slow freight came along a little be
fore and struck the obstruction. Lit
tle damage was dona.
ROB PEORIA BANK
Two Men Get $500 in Bold Day
light Crime and Make
Peoria. Dec. 10. Two men held up
the officers of the Peoria National
bank this afternoon and made their
In a bo7. A P98e In Dur
The robbers secured $SC0.
NO SESSION OF
CONGRESS TO BE
HELD IN MARCH
Washington. Dec. 10. No extraor
dinary session of congress be held
next spring for a revision of the tar
iff. That has been decided definitely.
The question of an extraordinary
session next fall is in abeyance.
The president announced this decis
ion to several of his callers today.
TO RUSSIAN JEWS
Section of President's Message is
Roundly Criticised by t
Washington, D. C, Dec'IO. In the
rush of business attendant upon the
opening of congress, and Particularly
owing to the comment aroused by the
president's attitude on th interstate
commerce law, official Washington
seems to have lost sight entirely of
the reference in his message to the
Russian Jews. . " I -
Count Cassini, ambassador from
Russia, called at the state department
according to custom, but he discussed
the peace proposals and,' arbitration
treaties without reference to this sec
tion in the president's message. At
the same time, it is known that the
Russian ambassador has been much
disturbed at the president's reference
to the attitude of the czar's govern
ment toward the Jews.
The section which is disturbing the
Russian ambassador and which has
been cabled to the foreign office at St
Petersburg, after speaking: of the dif
ficulty of inducing Russia to recog
nize the passports of her ditizens who
have become Americans, says:
"Such conduct is not only unjust
and irritating toward us, but it is dif
ficult to see its wisdom frjom Russia s
standpoint. No conceivable good is
accomplished by It."
RELEASED AND GETS $1,000
Check to Engineer Who sTept in Cab
and Caused Wreck.
Norristown. Pa.. Dec.J 10. When
John J. Flelschutt. of Pottsville. left
jail here, after serving ai days' sen
tence for negligence, a delegation of
locomotive nremen presented nun
with a check for $1,000.; Fleischutt.
who is an engineer, went" to sleep in
his cab, and caused a " collision in
which one person was killed. .
AUTHOR IS. DEAD
Orson E. Woodbury Ond of Founders
of Republican . Party,
Madison. Wis., Dec. lo. Orson E.
Woodbury, author of the campaign
song of 1840 "Tippecanoe and Tyler,
too" is dead here, aged 80. He was
one of the organizers of the republi
can party, and was driven put of St.
Louis during the civil war because of
anti-slavery sentiments he expressed.
FOUR MINERS N
BOTTOM OF; SHAFT
Explosion Makes it Impossible to Save
Them at ' Eldorado,
Eldorado, 111., Dec. . 1$. Rescuers
today reached the four menVho were
entombed in the Eldorado coal mine
and found them dead.
Eldorado. 111., Dec. 10.-Four men
are entombed in the ElJora Coal &
Coke company's mine, with no hopes
for their rescue: four otnerBre in
their homes, cut and burned, and only
two escaped unhurt from an explosion
which wrecked the shaft and demolish
ed the upper works. Sparred on by
the cries of agonized wives and chil
dren, Patrick Reed, mine boss, braved
death In the mist of gas to rescue the
men. He saved four. j
The explosion, the cause of which
is unknown, damaged the' machinery
and the cage could not b raised.
Jury Acquits an Autd Driver.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Dec. lO.--A jury yes
terday acquitted Titos de Bobula, an
architect, charged with voluntary man
slaughter for the death of Mrs. Mary
Stauner. an aged woman,' who was run
down and killed by an automobile op
erated by de Bobula. 7 - ',- -
CROWN PRINCE WEDS
LATTER PART OF MAY
Berlin. Dec. 10. The wedding of
Crown Prince Frederick William and
Duchess Cecelia. - of MeckJenburg-
I Schwerin has been definitely fixed for
the latter part of May.
JAPANESE CRUISER SAM
WE AND SINKS WITH
110 MONEY TO PAY FOR ROOM WOMAN
DROPS FROM OPPER HOTEL WINDOW
Chicago, Dec. 10. Apparently fear
ing prosecution because she had no
money to pay for her room, a woman
who registered under the name of Mrs.
C. M. Morris at the Revere house at
tempted to slide down an improvised
Colorado Election Officials Con
victed of Fraud Get Terms of
Three to Nine Years.
STATE SUPREME COURT ACTS
Attorneys Have Till Feb. 1 to File Bill
of Exceptions to Carry Case
to Federal Court.
Denver, Dec. 10. Four election offi
cials of precinct six. ward Five, were
sentenced to jail terms ranging from 3
to 9 months by the supreme court to
day, having been found guilty of per
mitting fraudulent practices at the
recent election. They were James P.
Mullins. William Bergman, J. J. Kit
zon and Patrick Reid.
Ma- Carry Thrm I.' p.
The court granted the attorneys for
defendants in all the contempt cases
until Feb. 1 next to file a bill of ex
ceptions for the purpose of carrying
the cases to the United States su
YALE DEFEATS PAINCETON
The Debate Was on One of the Lead
ing Political Questions.
New Haven. Conn., Dec. 10. The
annual intercollegiate debate between
Yale and Princeton last night was
won by Yale on unanimous decision.
The question was "Resolved that it
should be the best policy of the United
States not to hold territory permanent
ly unless with the purpose that it shall
ultimately enjoy statehood." Yale up
held the affirmative.
PACE FURIOUS AT
CLOSE OF BIKE RACE
Three More Teams Compellled to
Drop Out Far Behind
New York, Dec. 10. Owing to the
furious pace which has been kept up
during the race three more teams
were compelled to abandon the con
test in the last day of the six-day bi
cycle race. The score at 8 a. a: Van-derstvyft-Stol,
Root - Dorlon. 2,158
miles, 5 laps; Samuelson-Williams,
2.15S miles 4 laps; Gougbltz-Rreton.
Keegan-Hogan, Krebs-Fogler. 2,158
miles 2 laps; Turville-Mettling 2.1 5
miles 9 laps. The record for the 12S
hours is 2,459 miles, 6 laps.
ACCUSED BANKER GIVES BAIL
Aged President of Syracuse Bank
Charged With Larceny.
Utica, N. Y., Dec. 10. Manning C.
Palmer, 74 years old, president of the
defunct American Exchange National
bank of Syracuse, pleaded not guilty
here to a charge of grand larceny. He
was admitted to bail In $15,000. He is
charged with cashing overdrafts of the
Adamant Plaster company of Syracuse,
a corporation of which he was treas
urer; with making false entries on the
books, abstracting money from the
cash drawer, and making false reports
to the comptroller of currency.
Heiress to Become Actress.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 10.
Miss Leila Carton, who was left a
large fortune by her uncle, Gen. Dan
iel Butterfleld, who died In New York
recently, has decided to go on the
stage. She will make her debut with
a stock company at Buffalo, N. Y.,
MYERS TO SWING
Murderer of Mayor Bennett,
Thomson, M.f Found
Guilty by Jury.
Sterling. 111.. Dec. 10. The jury In
the case of William Myers, the mur
derer of Mayor Bennett, of Thomson.
III., returned a verdict today of guilty
placing the punishment at death.
rope from a fifth story window today.
When rescue was at hand she either
lost her hold or deliberately loosened
her grasp. She fell four stories and
was instantly killed.
The police say the woman's correct
name was Myra Delaroe.
IS NO CRITERION
Wall Street Disturbance No Indi
cation of Commercial State
ACCORDING TO DUN & CO.
Market for Commodities is Firm and
Heavy Traffic Blocks Rail
roads. New York, Dec. 10. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says:
Wall street's severe reaction was not
due to any setback in the commercial
world, all the measures of legitimate
trade showing wholesome progress.
Confidence in the future is unshaken.
Railway earnings in November av
eraged 9.2 per cent greater than in the
same month of 190:, and the distribu
tion of merchandise is sufficiently
heavy to produce freight blockades at
several points. Manufacturing plants
report increased outputs in almost ev
Stimulated by Weather.
The seasonable weather has stimula
ted the retail trade in wearing apparel,
and holiday goods are in great demand.
Foreign commerce at this port for the
last week shows a gain of $2,029,971 in
exports, as compared with the same
week last year, while the imports have
Each week there is an increase in
the number of steel mills and Iron fur
naces in operation, the output steadily
increasing despite the fact that this is
normally the dull season.
Mnny Linen Klrm.
Quotations of finished steel are very
firm. The persistent advances in the
minor metals have received no check
footwear is strong, ami while no
change is noted in current prices, a
general advance of 5 cents is demand
ed on future business. The cotton
goods market has remained fairly
steady. More sales of heavy woolens
and worsteds are reported at former
pricer, but it is generally believed in
the trade that high class woolens will
hereafter command an advance of at
least 10 per cent above last year's
prices. Failures this week were 239 in
the United States against 331 last year.
LOSE LIVES WHEN
Fourteen German Soldiers Slain in
Battle in German South
Port Nolloth, Cape Colony, Dec. 10.
Baron Von Busche. with 20 men
while proceeding to Warm bad (Ger
man Southwest Africa) was attacked
by rebels and 14 of the men killed.
DR. ZEIGLER FILES A SUIT
Wants $126,500 From Estate of Harriet
Chicago. Dec. 10. A suit for $12G,-
500 was filed yesterday against the
estate of Harriet G. McVicker by Dr.
L. C. H. E. Zeigler, who previously
had announced his intention of fight
ing for a share of the property. This
is one of the largest claims ever filed
in the Cook county probate court.
Zelgler's suit is certain to meet with
resistance by Horace McVicker, son
of the deceased. Seven different items
are named in the list, but the princi
pal one is a claim for $100,000, which
Zeigler says is due him under a writ
ten contract executed by Mrs. Mc
Vicker. THREE CHILDREN CREMATED
Burned to Death While Their Parents
Tacoma. Wash., Dec. 10. At Madi
son yesterday the house of Arthur
Raines was destroyed by fire and the
children, aged 5, 4 and 2 years respec
tively, were burned to death. The
parents were away.
Pays Full Penalty.
Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 10 William
Nichols, CS. convicted of the murder
of Alfred Minard, a Civil war veteran
at Kenton in 1903, was electrocuted in
the penitentiary here at midnight.
Report of Disaster of
Nov. 30 Just Issued
SITUATION AT ARTHUR
Report That Czar Had Ordered
Rojestvensky Home is Offi
Tokio, Dec. 10. The Japanese cruls.
er Saiven struck a mine and wank Nov.
30. Fifteen officers and 175 men were
rescued. Capt. Tajima and 3S others
lost their lives.
KITeetn of Fire.
The commander of the Japanese
naval guns at Port Arthur report ed
Friday night the following:
"Our bombardment today resulted
in five hits on the Pobleda and seven
on the Bayan setting her on fire and
causing a list to port. She threatens
to keel over at high tide. The upper
decks of the Retvizan and Poltava aro
submerged to within a foot of the con
"The Pallada and Pobleda are list
ing considerably, both eximsing their
hull below the water line. At high
tide a portion of their upper decks
seem to be submerged.
lerMevlt oo not torn.
"The Persevit at high tide had her
stern walk and fore topedo tubes sub
merged. The Giliak is lying close to
land near the southern base of Pelyu
mountain. She is evidently damaged
and is resting on the bottom.
"The Sevastopol left the harbor at
dawn and anchored, evidently for the
purpose of escaping our bombard
ment." Report Caar Aeted.
Ixindon. Dec. 10. A dispatch to thn
Express from St. Petersburg says defi
nite instructions have been sent to Ad
miral Rojestvensky, commander of the
Baltic lleet, not to proceed to the far
east. The czar took the matter Into
his own hands and Issued the order,
despite the opposition of the grand
Take Final Position.
London, Dec. 10. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Morning Post says
the Russians, with the exception of
those garrisoning the forts at Port Ar
thur, have retreated to Liaotishan,
where they will take up their final po
sition. t'apt. Clndo I'nder Arreat.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 10. Capt. Cla
do, of the Russian navy, who has been
writing letters to the Novoe Vremya
criticizing the Grand Duke Alexis for
not ordering the Black sea fleet to
force the Dardanelles, was last night
sentenced to 15 days' arrest for a
breach of discipline.
It is stated that the czar has decided
to confer the full rank of minister of
marine on Vice Admiral Avellan, who
has hitherto only been director of the
ministry. The distinction Is Important,
for It will deprive Grand Duke Alexis
of control of the navy.
la Officially Denied.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 10. The report
published in Ixmdon that the Russian
second Pacific squadron had been or
dered to turn back is untrue.
READY TO SHIP
Nine Vessels Built for Russian Navy
Leave Perth Amboy, N. Y.
Tenth to Follow.
Perth Amboy. N. Y., Dec. 10. Nine
torpedo boats, built here for the Rus
sian government, have been completed
and will leave the yards today. They
have been taken apart and loaded
on a barge, to be towed to New York
and shipped as merchandize on a liner.
The tenth boat will cross under It
SENTENCE CONVICTED BRIBER
Dr. J. B. Vernon Connected With Fix
ing Missouri Postoffice Sites.
Hannibal, Mo., Dec. 10. Dr. J. B.
Vernon, of St. Louis, who was yester
day convicted of bribery in connection
with the selection of postoffice sites
ln Missouri cities, was today sen
tenced to the penitentiary for three
Thinks Wife Thief; Shoot.
Orearville, Mo., Dec. 10. Ellas
Johnson, a farmer living near here,
shot and killed his wife, believing
some one was stealing bis chickens.
A coroner's jury is Investigating.